Landlord Guide

Valuation

Value your property. We offer a free, no obligation, valuation service.

  • Value your property. We offer a free, no obligation, valuation service.
  • We search for comparable information from our extensive internal database of properties.
  • Create a relevant statistics report of estimated and actual prices of properties in or near your area.
  • We advise you on a suitable asking price.
  • We can usually narrow down target market and even identify potential buyers from our database of applicants.
  • We take full details of your property for marketing purposes.
Initation

Initation

  • You decide to instruct Abacus Estates.
  • We send you all the necessary paperwork to sign
  • You are legally required to have a current EPC certificate. If you do not have one we can easily organise one for you.
  • We aim for a 24 Hour turn-around time from shooting to marketing. We can have you live on our website and portals almost immediately.
  • Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Photos

Photos & floorplans

  • Our marketing team will contact you to book a convenient appointment to take photos and create a floorplan.
  • We give you at least 24 hours notice to “dress” your property ready for the photoshoot.
Legal requirements

Legal requirements

  • As a landlord you are responsible for the well- being of your tenant.
  • You are required to provide a valid Gas Safety Certificate, an EPC, to test the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and do a Legionella risk assessment.
  • You are also required to insure that your property is electrically safe, you have relevant insurance, your furniture complies with regulations
  • However, our experienced team will guide you through all the legal compliances and we are happy to organise any necessary works on your behalf.
Monitoring & feedback

Monitoring & feedback

  • During the sales process we provide you with regular feedback on your property including: the number of viewings and any feedback received from the viewers together with helpful tips.
  • You will have a dedicated point of contact. Please note: we are here for you in case there is anything you wish to discuss.
Viewings

Viewings

  • We search our database for suitable tenants to view.
  • New potential tenants will contact us to arrange more viewings.
  • All viewings are accompanied by one of our consultants.
  • All viewings booked with plenty of advance notice.
Offers

Offers

  • All offers should be made in writing by the tenant and all those offers will be discussed with you.
  • Our consultant will qualify the offer financially and ensure that we offer appropriate advice on the prospect.
  • Upon your acceptance of the offer we will commence the refencing process.
The right tenant

The right tenant

  • We will always qualify your prospective tenants
  • We perform rigorous Reference checks via an independent credit reference agency
  • The checks include credit history, affordability, employment reference and a landlord reference
  • Please note that the credit agency is happy to offer a rent guarantee service.
Tenancy agreement

Tenancy agreement

  • All our tenancies comply with the latest legislations
  • We are experienced with all types of lets from a standard AST to Company let and other non-standard tenancies.
Deposit & rent collection

Deposit & rent collection

  • We advise that you take a deposit equivalent to 6 weeks rent as deposit together with 1 month rent in advance.
  • All deposits taken under the Housing Act are protected within a registered tenancy deposit scheme.
  • Please note that we provide a Let Only, Rent Collection or Full Management service appropriate for your needs.
Pre tenancy works

Pre tenancy works

  • Inventory
    • We strongly recommend that you arrange an inventory before each tenancy begins.
    • We recommend: Storm Inventories Ltd & Signature Inventories Ltd
  • Professional cleaning
    • We recommend that you have your property professionally cleaned before your tenants move in. We are happy to arrange this on your behalf.
Moving day

Moving day

  • The keys to your property will be released through the inventory clerk as part of the Move-in process.
  • We will give your tenants the contact details of their property manager.
  • Congratulations your property is now let.
Our commitment

Our commitment

  • We aim simply to provide you with an efficient, professional service
  • We will ensure that your property complies with all the appropriate legislation.
  • We hope that you will be impressed by our friendly and dedicated approach.


Services

Property Valuations
We offer a free, no obligation valuation service. We prepare and research thoroughly before we visit your property - always by appointment. We know the correct valuation for your property because we are local experts and, in any case, the more valuations we do, the better our guide will be. Please contact us to see how we can help you.
Quality Marketing
Marketing your property starts with appealing visual imagery. Our main goal is to add a personal touch to our property photos. We have our own in-house photographer who does all our photoshoots and allows us to truly represent our vision. We make sure you get the highest possible quality so that your property stands out from the crowd.
Property Management
Let us take the strain and anxiety out of managing your property with our hands-on approach. Our landlords can be assured that we will act on their behalf and with their best interests at heart. To ensure a fast, efficient and informative service for our landlords, we have installed the latest computer technology so that clients' payments can be made by electronic transfer, followed up with a detailed statement of accounts.
Legal and financial advice
Moving house can be one of the most stressful times of your life. However we know that by using our friendly, recommended law firm, Curry Popeck, that your conveyancing work will be dealt with speedily and efficiently. Stonehouse Financial is our recommended partner for mortgages & Enra Group for second charges, investment funding or bridging.
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Relocation Assistance
We are proud to be affiliated with Aussie Man & Van removals who are a market leading relocation firm covering the whole of the UK. They provide reliable relocation services and are fully insured by the BAR to give you the utmost peace of mind while your belongings are being moved.
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Maintenance
Our maintenance partner is APS Maintenance Ltd (APS) who have many years’ experience in residential property maintenance and building. With fully certified employees on call 24 hours a day, they provide an unparalleled service and speedy response to all maintenance issues.
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